Type1 Portable charger
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5kW 2-phase Type1 portable charger

It charges up to 5kW Type1 cars (Leaf, PHEV, US Tesla etc) using equally balanced load of 2 phases of 230V. Max current = 20A (boost mode ) or 16A (standard mode). "Superphase" has higher voltage (240V instead of 230V) to accelerate charging, as cars limit current, but accept any voltage between 100 and 250V.

You can unplug it from 400V, and connect to 230V - then it works like factory 2.0 kW charger. It is portable and detacheable from 400V cable (so you can have one cable installed permanently at home, and second one to take with you for yourneys.

Speed for Tesla - 22-24 km/h (5 kW, 20A), 10 A per phase

Speed for Outlander PHEV - 3,6 kW (factory charger limits at 14,0 A), 8 A per phase

Speed for Nissan Leaf - 20A, 240V = 5 kW, 10A per phase.

Price: € 920 +VAT when applicable. Shipping included (in EU).

Shipping outside EU: +35 Eur.

Free standard shipping or DHL Express service (extra fee).



Accelev

What is the main advantage of Accelev over all other chargers?

It loads equally two phases with 11,5A. You do not need to have special, more expensive energy connection to your home. It charges with speed equal to 22A of ordinary charger within much lower current (amperes) limit per phase.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

I have 440V 60Hz 3-phase power (USA) – can I use Accelev?

Yes, there is no problem to use it. It will load one phase in that case with 11,5A max.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I connect Accelev to 220-240V one phase?

Yes, it will work, but with speed reduced to 10A (like factory charger, delivered with the car)

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Is voltage boost to 250V dangerous some way?

No. It helps to pass more power without additional heating of charger and onboard charger. Also it reduces charging time and is one of advantages of Accelev over all other chargers. The nominal supply voltage is 230 V +10%/−6% (standard normative), so up to 253V it is absolutely normal. Most electric cars accept voltages up to 265V.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Why Outlander PHEV charges only 3.6 kW, not 5 kW?

Speed (amperes) is controlled by on-board chargers. For PHEV it is 14A, for Leaf with single charger it is 16A (4.0 kW with Accelev), and with double charger – it will be 20A (5 kW).

Last update on 2017-10-31 by V-tech Tuning.

Is 20A from Accelev equal to 20A from ordinary charger?

No. It is equal to 22A from ordinary charger because of voltage boost. Literally you need 22A ordinary charger to have equal speed, except Outlander PHEV (see next question).

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Accelev has a special charging procedure for Outlander PHEV. Why?

PHEV uses twice (at empty battery and at almost full battery) kind of pre-balancing. This means it stops charging (exactly charges with <0.2A) for about 25 minutes in total. This makes time of charging with any charger longer by these 25 minutes. Accelev reduces this time to about 2 min, increasing speed of charging from zero to full.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Is charging with speeds of 5 kW dangerous for battery?

No. All cars won’t suffer with that speed.

Last update on 2017-10-31 by V-tech Tuning.

Why dual phase Accelev is not using 30A charging?

As most of 3-phase home grids in Europe have 16A protection per phase and about 14A permitted load, so using 11,5A from two phases is a good idea. We avoid overloading it.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Why don’t you offer 3-phase charger?

It will be available soon. Also 2-phase Accelev owners would be able to buy extension module for 3-rd phase. It will be 8kW power in total (250V, 32A). So having 20A Accelev you will be able to expand it to 32A 3-phase in the future, when extension is ready.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Can I change speed (amperage) of Accelev?

Yes, you can select 8A, 16A, 20A (at 250V) – this will equal to about 5A, 9A, 11,5A per phase.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Why Accelev takes 11,5A per phase and delivers 20A only? 11,5 + 11,5 = 23…

It’s because voltage boost uses some more ampers, so they are not lost. 23A at 230V equals to 21A at 250V. Efficiency of energy conversion is about 95% so we have 20A, 250V at output.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Dynamic current control – how does it work?

Accelev reduces charging speed, when it detects voltage drop at any phase. This means Accelev tries to avoid overloading phases, when you start something energy-consuming at same phase(s), that Accelev uses. Good to avoid fuses punch

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.

Do you use 250V Powercon Neutrik connectors?

No. We buy connectors that look very similar, but they have 500V 20A certification. Color of connector does not mean same, as colors in Neutrik connectors, as producer is different.

Last update on 2017-10-20 by V-tech Tuning.